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40th Annual Summer Festival to Feature Demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans

40th Annual Summer Festival to Feature Demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans

Approximately 80 juried artists and demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans will highlight the 40th annual Roycroft Summer Festival presented by the Roycrofters-At-Large Association. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25-26 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

Another highlight of the Summer Festival, the Roycroft Goodie Box will be raffled off on Sunday. Tickets for this unique wood bowl with copper top, handcrafted by Roycroft Artisans Brian Newton and David Tundo, will be available for purchase during the Summer Festival. The box, filled with handcrafted items generously donated by Roycroft Artisans, is valued at nearly $6,000.

The free demonstration schedule will feature the following presentations: 

Explore Buffalo Lists a Wide Variety of June Tours and Experiences

Explore Buffalo Lists a Wide Variety of June Tours and Experiences

Unique and exciting tours highlighting Buffalo’s history, art and architecture are being offered through Explore Buffalo throughout the month of June. 

Riverfront Renaissance
June 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 • 10 a.m.
Meet: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 125 Main St., Buffalo
General Admission $15, Student Admission $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Seminar, Camps Fill Upcoming Heritage Village Calendar

Seminar, Camps Fill Upcoming Heritage Village Calendar

A Lace Seminar, School of the Soldier Civil War Camp and Pioneer Day Camp are among the major events planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in June and July. Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

The 28th annual Heritage Village Lace Seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4 and 5. Well-known teachers from the International Organization of Lace, Inc. will be presenting classes in bobbin lace, tatting and lace net darning. All skill levels are welcome. The event also includes vendors with supplies for lacemaking and other needlework, plus a lecture on the lace villages of England. Please visit Heritage Village’s website for more information.

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo has released an exciting and interesting lineup of local architecture, history and neighborhood tours during the month of May. 

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T, an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos, and open discussions, returned to downtown Buffalo last Saturday (April 16, 2016) by popular demand for its second year. The free conference was open to the public and was hosted at VCAMP Health Accelerator in downtown Buffalo. The more than 250 innovative and creative attendees were encouraged to either participate by presenting on topics such as technology, entrepreneurship, programming, art, music, volunteerism, writing, or virtually any creative subject or sit in the various presentations to learn a new creative skill or passion.  The Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T organizers curated the talks and categorized them into six different tracks of speakers that ran concurrently and attendees chose which talks to attend.